Question 16: Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?
Answer: Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God (Gen. 3:6, 7, 8, 13; Eccles. 7:29).
Question 17: What is sin?
Answer: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God (1 John 3:4).